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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBR., THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1896.
The old Party Silver Senators Feel
ABE TOO TIRED TO EVEN TALK.
John Sherman Likely to be the Re
publican Candidate. v
Interview With Allen and Peffer.
The People's Party News Bureau. )
Bliss Building, 35 B, N. W. J
Washington. March 17. It becomes
more apparent evary day that the na
tional contest this year will be between
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the repuDucau u,uuivt"oo ptuvj, .......
financial reform as the dominant issue.
Every populist leader here sees exactly
that situation as the result of the two
old conventions. As yet there is no or
ganized silver movement outside the peo
ple's party. It is not believed here that
the meeting of the bimetallic forces in
St. Louis, July 22d, will result in the or
ganization of a distinct, independent
Should both the old party conven
tion's break up in a row over the finan
cial question, which is not anticipated,
the organization of . an independent
silver movement might follow. Other
wise the silver sentiment of the country
must sustain the people's party candi
date for the presidency and co-operate
with that party in legislative and con
What will happen at St. Louis in June,
and at Chicago in July, nobody can
guess. Party harmony seems impossible.
There appears no rift in the clouds any
where. If silver democrats and silver
republicans are not all liars and cow
ards they will walk out of the Chicago
convention in the event of a gold stand
i ard nomination and walk into the peo
V pie's party. Will they do it? Demo
J crats with Tillman's courage and con
vvictions will do it. "South Carolina,"
he said to a Bureau representative, "will
never submit to the nomination of a
gold standard candidate for president.
Her delegates will go to Chicago openly
and unconditionally instructed to leave
the convention in that event "
No other southern leader has had the
courage to make the same declaration.
It is frankly confessed by . nearly all of
them that Tillman's ultimatum applies
to every southern state, but the poli
ticians will try to fool the people once
more. A prominent southern democrat,
speculating as to the effect of a gold
standard nomination at Chicago said: '
"So far as the south is concerned I
look for no general stampede from the
democratic party on that account, but
I do expect that the stay at home vote
will cost the party both its electoral and
state ticket in nearly every southern
state, and there is mighty good pros
ipect that a big slice of the south's 160
electoral votes will go to the people's
' party candidate and elect the next pres
ident on the issue of a change in our
monetary system. It seems now an ab
solute impossibility to influence the
masses of southern democrats against
their convictions on the money question,
whatever position the leaders may take.
They may not abandon the organiza
tion and openly avow adherence to the
people's party, but they will resent false
lAni1niliin niimiutl naitir HiinifiTfl i 7 n firm
by indifference and secure defeat at the
polls by refusal to vote."
Almost every southern democrat one
meets here admits this. Of course this
observation does not apply to the "ma
chine" managers and followers who ma
hipulate local conventions, nor to an in
""fluential class of city and town demo
crats who are subservient to bank and
corporation influence. It is the plain
people who will not longer submit to
"boss" dictation that threaten two old
parties with disruption. The people's
party is the logical beneficiary of this
party distrust and resentment, and if the
opportunity is rightly used the election
of the people's party candidate for the
presidency must be the inevitable result.
No silver republican leader has ex
pressed the courage of Tillman's con
victions, or even suggested his ultima-
i. At ill J JJI.
last week has given western silver re
publicans some hope that the national
conventian will go to the extreme limit
short of a positive free-coinage declra
tion. Will that satfsfy the westeru silver
republicans? Senator Teller declines to
say what he thinks about it, or what he
will do until the convention meets, but
leaves no room to doubt that a straddle
is more uuiioxioub iuuu oliuikui guiu
standard declaration. The question has
been asked him several times recently,
what he would do in the almost certain
event of a gold-standard nomination at
St. Louis. He has emphatically de
clared that he would not support it, but
be has not said that he would leave the
republican party on that account. If
the alternative is presented he will re
tire, he says, from public life. This is
not accepted in Washington, among his
compeers, as a serious declaration. At
any rate he will not talk about the Ohio
deliverance nor discuss the St. Louis
combination. Another clam since the cy
clonic sweep of the McKinley movement
in Dubois, of Idaho. Not many days ago
he declared that sooner than support a
gold-standard candidate he would vote
for Morgan, of Alabama. It was Dubois
who asserted on the floor of the senate
some time ago that the people's party
platform is not an honest free-silver dec
laration. But Dubois is in a tight place.
He sees in McKinley's "protection and
bimetallism" dodge the hope of extrica
tion and another term in the senate. He
will not talk any more until after the St.
Louis convention, and after that he may
be found in the McKinley band-wagon.
"The new Ohio plank" said Senator
Allen, "is a repetition of the Minneapolis
straddle, which meant the gold-standard
in the east and free coinage in the
west in the last presidential campaign.
It is an affront to the intelligence of the
people and they will be sure to resent it
this year. They have linked 'protection
and bimetallism' this time, but when the
opportunity was offered by the populist
senators to pass tne Keea tarin Dili witn
a free-silver amendment all but five re
publican senators repudidated the Mc
kinley idea. Rpublican 'bimetallism'
means the present gold-standard. That
is the Sherman idea, and that sentiment
will dominate the national republican
convention. It will cost McKinley the
nomination, although it now appears
that be is far ahead' in the race. The
convention may nominate John Sher
man. To me it is quite obvious that the
republican party will not make the pres
idential fight this year on the traiff,
and that disposes of the McKinley
scoop on 'protection and bimetalism.'"
"It is not worth while to discus the
financial plank in the Ohio State plat
form," said Senator Peffer, "for it will
never will be heard of at at St. Louis.
Republican leaders understand the mas
ses of the party too well to attempt an
other straddle on the silver question.
They know that submission to further
dodging and evasin of that question is
a thing of the past. Are what amazes
me is the effrontry and stupidity of the
Kansas republican state convention in
adopting a policy that every intelligent
republican elsewhere renounces and
repudiates. I know of no other instance
in political movements where a conven
tion abjectly defers its convictions on a
great party question to a national con
vention. So far as I know such, despic
able political cowardice finds no preced
ent outside the action of the late Kansas
republican convention. It is to the peo
ple's party advantage that it was done,
but my state pride revolts at the. humi
iating spectacle." The senator has. been
quoted as saying that there is no chance
for a people's party national victory un
til 1900. What he means by that state
ment is, the party is not strong enough
to elect the President this year on its
own account, but he does not concede
the election of a gold-standard candi
dates against the united anti-gold senti
ment of the country. On the contrary,
he says, "if the silver forceB can be united
nothing is surer than the election of the
silver candidate." He has had misgiv
ings on this point, but in the light of
current happenings they are rapidly dis
appearing. "The strugle is between the
people and the politicians, and from all
appearances now it makes little differ
ence what candidates the two old party
conventions nominate the revolution
will go on with resistlese force until it
ends in the people's triumph."
"If Boies were a populist," observed
Master Workman Sovereign, "he would
make an ideal presidental candidate and
sweep every state west of the Mississippi.
I know him well." Continued the vigor
ous and intrepid labor leader, "and, by
the way, I understand he is almost, if
not entirely, converted to populism. If
true, it will make a strong accession to
the peoples party in the west and take
Iowa out of the republican electoral col
umn. If any change of party affiliation
is in contemplation it will be made with
out any view to political aspirations.
Boies is not that kind of a man. Un
bending integrity and rugged honesty
has made him the idol of the masses in
Iowa, and his name and indorsement
will add immensely to the people's party
strength in all the west."
WANAMAKER FINED $1000-
The Sanctified Republican a Criminal.
In the United States District Court,
before Judge Butler, ex-Postmaster-General
John Wanamaker was recently con
victed of violating a Federal law by im
porting alien labor, and was fined $1,000.
The Philadelphia newspapers ignored
the case because they did not desire to
hurt the feelings of such a heavy adver
tiser. Past General Master Workman James
A. Wright of the Knights of Labor, se
cured a transcript of the records of
the trials which he read to the rep
resentatives of various trades-unions
held Friday night at Ninth and Spring
Garden streets. Resolutions denouncing
Mr. Wanamaker were passed.
The board of directors of the Knights
of Labor yesterday officially declared a
boycott aginst Mr. Wanamaker. The
officers of the Pennsylvania Trades
League were asked by local members of
that organization to take similar action.
No one has seen any account of this in
the Nebraska dailies. If you want the
news, take the Independent.
What Irrigation Does.
Mr. Wilcox author of the little work
entitled Irrigation Farming says:
'Irrigation means better economic
conditions; means small farms, orchards
and vineyards; more homes and greater
comforts; more intelligence and knowl
edge applied to farming; more profit,
more crops; more freight and more com
merce. It means association in urban
life instead of isolated farms; the occu
pation of small holdings; more tele
phones, telegraphs, good roads and swift
motors; fruit and garden growths every
where; schools in closer proximity; farm
villages on every hand; and such 'gen
eral prosperity as can hardly bedreamed
of by those who are not familiar with
the results of even the present infancy of
irrigation in America." Dr. Clark
Gapen says: "Irrigation doubles and
quadruples crops; it reclaims sandy
wastes: it removes almost wholly the el
ement of chance from farming opera
tions." Now that the beatiuful snow is fast dis
appearing from onr view, the welcome
slush of the mad will greet our eas for a
THE KANSAS POPULISTS
They Hold an Enthusiastic and Har
UNITED AND FULL OF FIGHT.
Taubeneck for the Omaha Platform
and Against a Single plank.
They Were Interested In Principles
and not In Candidates
Hutchison, Kan., March 18, On the
surface at least peace and harmony pre
vailed among a majority of the delegates
to the state populist convention before
Chairman John W, Breidenthal of the
state central committee rapped the
gathering to order today.
It was given out that' Secretary Breid
enthal was extremely desirious that har
mony prevail in the convention's pro
ceedings and it was generally conceded
that the Kansas leader of the populists
would have his way. A conflict is possi
ble, however, between the two elements
having, different views an the money
question. One, headed by National
Chairman Taubeneck, believes in the
Omaha platform and is opposed to the
single standard plank, and the other
wants a platform making the money
question the great issue, hoping to unite
all the silver parties and silver elements
of the old parties. There is scarcely no
talk about presidential candidates. -
Before the convention the delegates
gathered ip caucuses by congressional
districts and agreed upon committeemen.
The auditorium where the body met be
gan to fill early, and long before 11
o'clock every delegate was in his seat.
The intervening time was filled up by
the band playing patriotic airs, which
stirred the delegates to a high state of
enthusiasm. Promptly at 11 o'clock
Chairman Briedenthal rapped the con
vention to order using as a gavel a bro
ken piece of fence rail (a suggestion of
Abraham Lincoln) which brought forth
After an address of welcome by Marion
Watson, editor of the Hutchinson Bee,
and a response by T. J. Hudson, Secre
tary Semple read the official call. D. C.
Searcher of Johuson was made tempor
ary secretary and Harris Kelley of Bar
ber county and C. B. Hoffman of Dickin
son nominated .for temporary chairman.
Here ensued adiscussion over themethod
of appointing the committees, and final
ly a short recess was taken for the pur
pose of selecting the committeemen by
Among thseo on the platform wuen
the convention was called to order were
H. E. Taubeneck, chairman of the na
tional committee: J. H. McDowell of Ten
nessee, Rev. J. D. Botkin, T. J. Hudson
and other prominent leaders of tjie party.
When the convention reassembled in
the afternoon, as the committees wer
not ready to report, the time was taken
up in speechmaking, ex-Congressman
Jerry Simpson, ex-Governor Lewelling
and other leaders making brief remarks.
Ex-Governor Lewelling enthused the au
dience to the highest pitch.
The report of the committee on reso
lutions put an end to further speechmak
ing. The convention unanimously and
without debate adopted the platform re
ported, which is along the lines of the
Omaha resolutions. It begins with an
appeal to all opponents of the single gold
standard to unite in state and nation
in an alliance with the people's party
and calls attention to the fact that a
change from one old political party to
another has made matters worse for the
country; it favors economical govern
ment; demands the overthrow of trusts
and the government ownership or con
trol of -public utilities; demands that
power be taken from the president and
secretary of the treasury to issue bouds;
maintains that all money should be
issued by the government; favors free
coinage at 16 to 1, independent of other
nations and concludes with a denuncia
tion of trial of citizens by injunction or
contempt proceedings without trial by
After the adoption of the foregoing res
olutions the business of the convention
was quickly brought to a close. Dele
gates to the national convention at St.
Louis were selected, apparently without
strife. The convention was thoroughly
harmonious and unusually enthuiastic.
The delegates elected to the national
convention at large are ex-Governor
Lewelling, J. W. Breidenthal, W. A. Har
ris and Frank Doster. Eighty-eight other
delegates were chosen by congressional
districts. They were practically solid for
a union of all advocates of free silver up
on a common ticket and are not decided
upon any candidate, prefering to wait de
velopments. THE KANSAS PLATFORM.
It will be seen that while the following
platform, which was recently adopted by
the populist state convention of Kansas
does not abandon any populist princi
ple, nevertheless it is a declaration of
principles mighty hard to attack.
First We are in favor of the strictest
honesty and economy in the administra
tion of government of state and nation.
Second We are in favor of the over
throw and destruction of all monopolies
and combines organized for the plunder
and oppression of the people.
Third We demand strict and effective
control and supervision by the govern
ment ot all corporations performing
public or quasi-public functions, and, if
necessary to protect the public interests,
the ownership by the government of all
Fourth We demand that the presi
dent and secretary of the treasury be de
prived of the power to issue or sell bonds
without the authority of congress being
first given for each separate issue.
Fifth We believe that all the money
of the country, whether coin or paper,
should be issued by the government, and
not by corporations or individuals,
i Sixth We demand free and unlimited
dbinage of both gold and silver at the
ratio of 1G to 1, independent of the action
cl any other nation. We believe that
the United States is capable of maintain
ing such a financial system as will pro
mote the prosperity of its own people
without asking the consent of any other
Seventh We demand that tne consti
tutional rightof trial by jury be extended
to every form of action, whether civil or
coriminal, and we denounce the trial of
our citizens by injunction and contempt
proceedings without tne right or a trial
trial by jury as contrary to the spirit of
IT His AN EXPORT BOUNTY
OF NEARLY A HUNDRED
1 PER CENT.
Money Squeezed out of us by the
Plutocrats Is Invested
The following is taken from an article
in the Arena by Judge Walter Clark. L.
L. D. of the supreme court of North Car
olina, who recently went to Mexico to
study the effect of free coinage of silver
in that country: s
. Americans attracted by the great pros
perity prevailing in Mexico, are to be
found everywhere and in every line of
business, and even our capitalists, after
forcing the public to pay two dollars in
value for every dollar loaned by the gov
ernment, are permanently doubling
their capital by turuing this money,
squeezed out of the American taxpayers
into Mexican dollars, at nearly two for
one, and investing at par all through
Mexico. Thus American enterprise and
American capital are both flowing1 in a
full tide into that country to build it up,
while here capital is engaged in forcing
the government to issue more bonds,
tpat the interest received may find a safe
and, non-taxable investment, since enter
prises are no longer as profitable in the
United States as they were under the bi
metallic standard. The exports of Mex
ico in 1869 were twenty millions of dol
lars but in 1892-3 they bad increased to
one hundred millions, and for 189G it is
estimated they will be over one hundred
and fifty millions, while imports from the
United States are falling off. Our gold
dollar being convertible into two Mexi
can dollars is bringing in an enormous
amount of capital from the United States
for permanent investment in Mexico. It
being unprofitable to send Mexican silver
to the United States, it is being invested
in new enterprises in Mexico thus aiding
in the wonderful development and pros
perity now Obtaining in that country.
Furthermore, many wealthy, Mexicans
having fixed incomes, formerly preferred
to live abroad in the United States and
elsewhere, but the depreciation of their
silver incomes has driven them home
where silver remains at par, and thus a
not inconsiderable addition is made to
the wealth of the country.
The price of labor in Mexico has al
ways been absurdly low, owing to its
quantity being in excess of the revenues
for employ ment.but prosperity brought
about by the causes above enumerated,
and the manufactories, railroads and
other new enterprises are gradually cre
ating a demand for labor, and slowly
but surely raising the price of wages.
In drawing these lessons from the past
experience and the present prosperity fo
Mexico, there are those who will say
that Mexico is inferior to the United
States in education, in civilization and
in many other respects. To some ex
tent this is true, and so much the worse
for the objectors. For if Mexico, in
spite of all these disadvantages, is pros-
Eerous and going forward by leaps and
ounds with her standard of values
maintained at the same point, bo much
greater is the damnation of the men who,
notwithstanding our great and mani
fest superiority, have brought the blight
and curse of a long enduring depression
upon us by robbing the wealth produc
ers in the interest of the wealth consum
ers through the device of doubling, by
surreptitious legislation, the value of
the dollars, and if Mexicans with three
hundred and fifty years of priestly rule,
three hundred of which were also under
a foreign yoke, and fifty more passed
amid civil dissensions, could assert them
selves and throttle the gigantic money
power which oppressed them, what can
not and what will not, seventy-five mil
lions of the foremost people on the earth
be able to do when satisfied that they
owe it to themselves and their prosper
ity to break the yoke which binds them.
They are Kenpectful now.
An Associated Press dispatch says:
that Senater Allen was accorded a re
spectful hearing on the Dupont case, and
at the close of his speech was congratu
lated by senator Turpie, who' stated it
was the cleverest presentation of the
case yet made against Dupont. It was
entirely legal in construction, and was
without frills of any sort.
Sound Populist Ben tie.
We reccommend in place of military
drill in public schools such exercises as
fire brigades, life-saving corps, manual,
labor and mechanic bands, accidental
relief companies. In these drills there
will be more actual general exercise and
the object would be constructive and not
destructive; it would be to save life and
property rather than the taking of life
and the destruction of property, The
THEPOPS ON TOP AGAIN
Senate Committe Favorably
Eeports a Flank of the Omaha
VOTE DIRECT FOB SENATORS.
Day by day Populism Advances in
its Onward March.
Stand by the Guns and the World
Washington, D. C, March 20.-The
senate committe ou privileges and elec
tions this morning made a favorable re
port on the amendment to the constitu
tion providing for the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of the
people. The report is very voluminous.
Among other things it says: 1
"In the judgment of your committee,
any movement that looks to the right of
the people to be heard directly in the
election of senators, cannot but result
beneficially to all concerned. The adop
tion of this proposed amendment will in
the judgment of your committee, bring
the senate into more amicable relations
with the people.
"It will remove prejudices now exist
ing which are rapidly becoming deeply
and dangerously fastened upon the pub
lic mind. It will invoke a spirit 01 mutual
forbearance and respect as between the
senate and the people, which unfortu
nately does not now exist to that degree
that is desirable. It will restore confi
dence. It will tend to elevate the charac
ter, advance the dignity, increase the
usefulness, extend the influence and justly
mairuify the power of the senate and at
the same time promote the welfare of all
the people 01 the republic.
"The tendency of public opinion is to
disparage the senate and depreciate its
dignity; its uselulness, its integrity, its
power." If there is any cause for this ten
dency in the public mind it Bhonld be re
moved without delay.'
"One weighty and personal objection
to the present system, of electing sena
tors by the legislatures of the respective
states," the report continues, "is that
the power and right or tne individual
voter are hedged about and circum
scribed: his will is manscled; bis volition
paralyzed; he cannot vote for his choice.
The present system is in practice, pur
pose and effect a declaration that for
some occult reason, which is in no way
made manifest, it is unsafe and prejudi
cial to the pulic interest to commit the
election of senators to a vote 01 the peo
ple." The committee points out tnat tne ma
terial interests suffer by reason of pro
tracted senatorial contests that are of
frequent occurrences. Instances in New
York, Oregon, Washington, Montana,
Idaho, Wyoming and Kentucky are
Popular opinion has, the committee
savs. taken hold of the subject and the
demand for this change is loud and em
phatic. The belief in the public mind is
rapidly gaining that proper deference is
not given by the senate of the United
States to the demands and interests of
the people, and that is largely due to the
fact that senators do not owe their posi
tions to the people, who are permanent,
but' to the legislatures, which are tran
In conclusion the committee says:
"The pepople demand a voice in the elec
tion of senators and such demand in the
judgment of your committee should be
respected. oj, whatever may De said to
the contrary, whatever may be thought
of the sanctity of the constitution as it
stands, it must be admitted, by all that
the people are becoming restive under its
restraints on the right of those entitled
under the constitution and laws to exer
cise the elective franchise. The movement
of the people in the in the interest of the
people on this, as on any other question,
is stalwart and universal and the'sooner
this great fact is recognized by the repre
sentatives of the people the better.
HOW THEY BEAT THE P0PULIST8.
A Scrap of Evidence Shows the way the
Oddites Counted Them out.
There has been quite an extended dis
cussion in congress over the southern
election of frauds. The following is a bit
of evidence read in the house the other
day. It is the testimony of a witness
concerning the names of men returned as
O. Do you know Prince Hatcher?
A. Yes, sir; he is a colored man and
lives about one mile from me.
Q. Did he vote on the 6th day of No
A. I do not know positively, but
heard him say he did not register, and
that he did not intend to vote.
Q. Do you know Robert Huckabee?
A. I did know him.
Q. What has become of him?
A. He is dead.
O. How loniz has he been dead?
A. I think he died about the 1st of
Q. Do you know Starke Hunter?
A. I used to know him.
Q. How long ago?
A. II has been about twelve years ago,
Q. Has he moved ont of the country?
A. He has moved to the cemetery.
V. How long is it since he took up his
abode in that Place;
A. I think it has been about twelve
Well. now. he must have hmn a faith.
ful democrat, because he stuck to the
party not only as long as he lived, bat
voted for the party twelve years after be
died. Great laughter. I take it that
he is not a Jefferson ian democrat, but an
"organized democrat." .
Q. Do yon know Silas Jackson? '.
A. I did know him once.
Q. Well, what is the matter with him?
A. He was moved to the cemetery
four years ago.
P. Do you know a man living inRiver
precinct Dy the name of Kufus Riggs?
a. 1 ubou 10 Know a man living there
by that name, but he is dead. He was a
colored man and died Iaa venr. in Jan.
uary, I think, in the early part of the
(2. DO VOU know Jamnn Willrina In
A. Yes, sir; there need to live a man
thereby that name.
i.. " bat became of him?
A. The last time I an w him ha va
swinging to the limb of a tree. He was
lynched. That was some time ill 1893.
fThirtv-one innnlint-H nrara hinaaflir anil
fairly elected as members of the house in
the south at the last electioit and
counted out in just this way. Not one
of them will be seated by this republican
house. The counting out was done by
the democrats, the keeping out will be
done by the republicans. ,
HOW TO GET SUBSCRIBERS.
AN AGENT WANTED AT
EVERY POSTOPFICE IN
y THE STATE.
Good Suggestions From a Prac
Editor Independent:! have- read
one or two of your papers and think it
the best hot Bhot fired in the republican
ranks I have seen. An independent
friend wishes me to get you a club but
the people have no money. I am a,n en
thusiastic pop because of many reasons
but of one that I well understand and
that is railroads and the telegraph. Tbe
railroads of the conntry are sapping the
life of the nation, but I hardly believe
governmentownershipthe thing. Ibeliev
that state ownership and government
control of inter-state traffic would be tbe
proper solution. There is too much of
the nation's .wealth in few hands now.
The telegrapn, I believe should be owned
and operated by the federal govern
Pushing the circnlation of independ
ent papers will be slow and campaign
money almost out of tbe question. The
sale of reform books will be very slow
I know of no way in which the Independ
knt can largely increase its circulation
than by appointing an agent at each
postofflce to take subscriptions without
money in advance and allow tbe sub
scriber to pay in part during tbe time
his subscription runs. He can pay
twenty-five cents or any -amount during
tbe year. He will be more anxious to
pay after he has read tbe paper than be
fore. A small amount at different times
is not noticed, when to put up a dollar at
once discourages the subscriber who says
he does not want the paper, that being
tbe easier way out of it.
If you have the capital to furnish a
few papers in advance to each subscribe
er I believe you could swell your circula
tion up into the thousands. There are
very few who wonld refuse to pay and
next fall they could pay in full, It is
much better to have money dne than
none, if there is a good profit in the paper
and there would be with a large list of
All reformers all over the state I be
lieve, should exert their energies to spread
the' doctrine than to argue so much in
their own ranks. .Those in the ranks do
not need the doctrines preached to them
over and over again, so subscribers in
stead of writing a good article for the
paper can best serve it by increasing its
circulation. The editor can better than
they, look after its pages.
I simply suggest this matter, you may
have thought of it before and it may be
impracticable. With a good agent to
watch your interests at the postofflce, I
see no reason why you should not have
at least seventy-five subscribers at each
postofflce and the larger offices in pro
portion. I do not think that any man
but a blind partisan or a dead beat
would refuse to pay for such a good
paper before the year is out. The State
Journal does this right along. There
are 190,000 voters in the state, you
should have half of these for subscribers.
Cathode Rays a Failure.
Today I lined up several of your lead
ing polititians republicans on one side
and democrats on the other, and turned
on the cathode rays, sixty volts strong,
in hopes that I could secure a photo
graph showing the difference in principles
of the two parties, but the new process is
' The first plate showed them one and all
standing together, each resembled the
other much and were of the same shade,
while 'each had his thumb ou the end of
his nose and was wriggling his fingers at
the other and shouting. "Honest dol
lars, sound money," "sound money, hon
1 shifted the light, turned on 100 volts
more and tried it again, but the picture
was the same.
It may me that this new process will
be found of some use to the doctors, but
to us farmers it is a humbug. We can't
see any difference between "sound money
and honest dollars" and "honest dollars
and sound money," nor is there any
difference between the two parties. .
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